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Geforce 9800 GTX+ Problem, no display.

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October 27, 2008 6:18:35 AM

Hi folks.
I have a problem with my newly purchased 9800 GTX+. I actually just built a new computer that works just fine with my old PCI (NONexpress) video. When i plug the GTX+ into the PCIe slot, the computer boots up, does its regular POST beeps, but not display. I know for sure its the video card problem, but what could it be.
My power supply is 650W Antec, 19A on 12V rail. I did try to reset my cmos memory. Thanks in advance for ur responces.

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October 27, 2008 6:31:18 AM

Extra PCIE power plugged into the card?
October 27, 2008 6:37:10 AM

yes 2x6pin, geen light (as oposed to red with insuffitient power) is lit.

And also, when i run my computer with my old graphics card having the new one plugged in, bios detects it.
it says negotiated width x0 under the PCIe primary slot, while secondary slot says not connected as it should cuz there is nothing in there, Im not sure what the negotiated width x0 means.
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October 27, 2008 6:43:17 AM

It would be either two x8 or one x16.. so put it into the one x16. That is, with one video card the motherboard uses all the bandwidth for one slot and puts one at x0.
October 27, 2008 6:58:39 AM

Yeah but im not even using 2nd PCIe card, it just regular PCI and it works, while PCIe doesnt and still have bandwidth x0? I dont understand this.. =(
October 27, 2008 7:01:35 AM

Move the card to the other x16 slot.

Forget the PCI card.
Two PCIE cards would make two x8 channels.
One PCIE card - such as what you have - makes a single x16 channel - and it doesn't sound like you are in that channel.
October 27, 2008 7:07:05 AM

Nope, motherboard manual states that it is the primary slot, and it also says that both PCIe slots are x16, but i should put it in the primary slot for best performance.
Do you think this could be the PSU issue? i mean isnt 19A on 12V rail kinda low? Im leaning towards that, maybe i should try buying a cheaper and less power draining PCIe card and check if it works.
October 27, 2008 7:14:02 AM

I do not know. You may wish to share your motherboard information so that someone else might assist.
October 27, 2008 7:42:15 AM

Hey, I have a question for you, is it normal that it shows me that video card as Negotiated Width x0 in bios, does this mean its functional? Maybe there is something wrong with DVI to VGA setup?
October 27, 2008 7:43:16 AM

Have you tried the other PCIE 2.0 x16 slot yet? The reason a slot is x0 is so that the other slot gets x16 instead of x8.

October 27, 2008 7:47:30 AM

Yes i have, could this be because my PCI video card is taking some of the bandwidth, or is that impossible?
October 27, 2008 8:00:01 AM

The x0 bandwidth makes sense with a PCI card since its not using any PCI-E bandwidth.
October 27, 2008 8:02:23 AM

cool, then what could be the problem, could the card still be defective?
October 27, 2008 6:14:44 PM